City hires full-time attorney

Mr. Billy Strickland II has joined the city as Henderson’s full time staff attorney.

His first job after law school was as law clerk for Judge John Tyson in the North Carolina Court of Appeals where he researched and assisted in writing court opinions. He is a graduate of Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, VA, and is a member of the North Carolina Bar. He holds an undergraduate degree from Campbell University with a Bachelor of Science in Government and concentrations in History and Environmental Science.

Until his employment with the city of Henderson, Mr. Strickland served as an attorney in the firm of Dees, Smith, Powell, Jarrett, Dees & Jones in Goldsboro, North Carolina, focusing on litigation, contracts, real estate, business law, and personal injury. Having an Honorable Discharge from the South Carolina Army National Guard, Mr. Strickland also was a member of the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council, and often did Pro Bono work in the community.

On his upcoming employment as City Attorney, Mr. Strickland said, “My family and I are excited about the new opportunity, and I look forward to serving all the citizens in Henderson to the best of my ability.” He and his wife are the proud parents of three young boys. Mr. Strickland will be formally introduced at the City Council meeting on August 27, and will begin his duties at the City on October 1, 2007.